40 Fans Injured After Guard Rail Collapses At Snoop Dogg Concert

Posted on Sat Aug 6th, 2016 9:53am PDT       By X17 Staff

Over 40 people were injured and one person was in critical condition after a railing collapsed at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s concert at the BBT Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on Friday night.

The railing gave way around 10:30p.m. and dozens of people fell several feet to the concrete below them, and Camden police spokesman Dan Keashen told NBC News most of the injuries were broken bones, bumps and bruises. The rappers were performing on a second stage toward the back of the venue, and concert goers told local media outlets that they were urging fans to “get up” in the moments before the railing fell over.

“People started piling on each other and people just started running,” Katie Colbridge told NBC News. “All you see were tears going down their face. You could see friends holding onto each other, like clenching, like making sure that all their people were there.” The concert stopped when the performers realized what had happened, and Colbridge added that the announcers told everyone to remain calm while they figured out what happened.

Twenty people were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and all but one have been released except for one patient, who is in critical but stable condition. The concert was halted after the accident, but Saturday night’s show with Salt N Pepa, Bryan Adams and Vanilla Ice will go on as planned, according to organizers.

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